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The Over The Hill Gang

The Over The Hill Gang
Let's ride! Riders are Jerry Cole, Billy Niverson, John Nave, Jack McClain, Larry Davis, Larry Burk, Merle Combs, Charles Thomas, Art Adrianson, Larry Miller.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Doing the loop..

I've not posted for sometime as we've not ridden anyplace. Too much cold, wind, and rain. Today, six of us ate at Gabriel's and three rode.  Attending were Merle Combs, Billy Niverson, John Nave (who had to sit by himself on one side of the table as he was sick!), Jerry Cole, Larry Burke, and myself.  Larry Burke and I rode for about 48 miles after lunch on a big loop over on Francis Slocum Trail, to Mississinewa Reservoir, to Wabash, and back to La Fontaine and home.

Riding on Old 15 south of Wabash:

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That's Larry Burke on "Bumble Bee" in the distance.

"Art photography shot" in my mirror.  Actually, I was trying the camera in my iPhone 4s cell phone.  The camera works great in still photography or when shooting movies:

We rode in very windy conditions but it was warm (maybe 60 degrees) and it was great to be out and about on the scooter!

My 2009 Yamaha Tmax sport scooter:

My new Corbin seat, which I really like:

The riding loop:

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Ride to Fort Wayne..

With Billy and Merle out of town on a ride to Virginia, there were only three of us met today at Gabriel's.  John Nave, Larry Miller, and myself, Larry Davis.  John suggested we ride to Huntington and eat lunch at The Country Post.  So off the three of us rode to The Country Post.  The wind was howling and it blew my 480 pound scooter all around.  Not really, but it was windy.  After lunch I suggested we ride to Jim Bailey's Harley Davidson in Ft. Wayne and look at motorcycles.  We rode up to IN 14 (Illinois Road) and over east to Jim Bailey's H.D. (which is now "Lucky H.D.").  Lucky H.D. was closed (the policeman in front of the building told us the new manager has the place closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays!).  We then road west on IN 14 to IN 9 and stopped at the Crossroad Inn for coffee and then rode on home.

I rode 106 miles in the sunshine and wind.

Larry and John at the Crossroad Inn:

Lunch at Gabriel's..

Saturday, Oct 29th, 2011

John Nave says I'm getting lazy about posting to this blog so I have to catch up!  Mostly, it's because we've not gone anywhere special that caused me to not post.

Anyway, six of us met for lunch last Saturday at Gabriel's.  Only four of us rode and the other two drove their cars, thinking it was too cold to ride.  By the time we ate lunch, it had warmed up.  Attending lunch was Larry Burke, Larry Davis, Merle Combs, John Nave, Art Adrianson, and Billy Niverson.  Merle and Billy drove as they were going to leave on a ride to Virginia Sunday morning.  Four of us rode country roads over to Chism's Corner where Larry Burk bought gas.  We then rode over near US 31 and then we turned south to Sharpsville, (Larry Burk's first visit).  We rode over to Division Road north of Elwood and went back east to IN 13.  We rode IN 13 to IN 26 and then went to The Outpost for coffee and then home.

Nice ride of 92 miles.